If your food is appealing to look at, you will feel more satisfied. It works for me anyway.
I like this meal because it tastes fresh. It is low in fat because I use turkey sausage and has lots of steamed veggies. It tastes green. Does that make sense?
I made this for the first time, probably 10 years ago, and haven't made it for the last few years. Not sure why. The fireman liked it!
It's simple and cheap and you can have it on the table in a half an hour.
Before you start to cut your veggies, throw some water in your stock pot and a square of chicken bullion, it will amp the flavor in the steam. Put your lid on and turn it on high to get to a boil. The water shouldn't be higher than the bottom of the steam basket.
When you buy turkey products, make sure you check the fat content. Many turkey sausages have just as much fat as their pork or beef counterparts.
I was shocked by that, you may be more turkey-savvy than I am.
I cut the sausage in half, to make the chunks smaller, then I slice it.
Just dump the frozen veggies on the sausage. If you're using smoked sausage, it's already cooked and only needs to warm up. Although you should double check the package.
By now the water in the stockpot should be boiling, or close to it. Put your basket in the stockpot and your lid back on. Turn the heat back down to low to let it simmer.
This will simmer for about 25 minutes.
The fireman had two bowls, he added a little cocktail sauce to the second bowl. I am a purist, I like this just like it is. The sausage and chicken bullion adds some flavor to the cabbage. But you could add a little soy sauce as a garnish if you wanted to.